The raucous and joyous Electric Daisy Carnival is back in Las Vegas this weekend, and it is expected to draw its largest crowds ever — and, you can see many of the groups appearing in concert there streaming live. Some 230,000 people were in attendance during the first Electric Daisy Carnival held in Las Vegas in 2011. So far this year, organizers have stated that they have sold over 400,000 tickets to the weekend-long event being held at the Las Vegas Speedway. Over 100 acts are expected to perform there.
Both uniformed officers and ones in plainclothes from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police will aid in security and be on duty to aid people entering and leaving the Electric Daisy Carnival. Private shuttle busses will be used to transport large groups of the attendees, but, as the event ends at sunrise every morning and many people will be driving their own cars to and from the carnival, early morning traffic will likely be heavier than usual on Monday morning.
According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, extra troopers will also be utilized to patrol around the Las Vegas Speedway, as well as along the routes people will take both going to and leaving the Electric Daisy Carnival.
More than 75 acts from last year will be returning, including Avicii, Afrojack, Bassjackers, Tiesto, Benny Benassi, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, and Knife Party. Both VIP and General Admission tickets for the Electric Daisy Carnival have been sold out way in advance, in March. They cost attendees $249 for general admission tickets with the VIP tickets going for $499 for VIP tickets.
As the tickets are sold out, it might not be possible for everyone who would like to be at the electric Daisy Carnival 2014 to be there this year. Still want to see all of the sights and sounds of the Electric Daisy Carnival, including stilt walkers and people in semi-clothed states wearing face and body paint? Then, catch the streaming videos of many of the highlights, including behind-the-scenes looks at everything going on, and watch the acts performing at the Insomniacs.com site or Radio.com site below. Called EDC Curated, the streaming video can be viewed from 8:30 pm PST to 8:30 am PST on each of the three nights of the Electric Daisy Carnival.
There will be 10 selectable feeds offered, and the kineticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS, the bassCON stage, the neonGARDEN, and the cosmicMEADOW, will all be featured when viewers check out EDC Curated. There will even be views as seen from gyrocopters and from the grandstands. The Electric Daisy Carnival is also offering free wi-fi, and an official EDC app is available at the App Store and Google Play.
The Electric Daisy Carnival brings in big bucks to Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. Altogether, from the first Electric Daisy Carnival to now, the annual event has brought in approximately $621 million to Clark County. Last year alone, according to Beacon Economics’ annual study, $17.4 million was generated in tax revenue for Clark County.
The Electric Daisy Carnival has fast become one of the most anticipated annual events in Las Vegas, and with this year’s attendance expected to total around 400,000, the Electric Daisy Carnival 2014 just might be the biggest one so far held in Vegas. There is sure to be a party atmosphere there, and it is a great chance for attendees to see some of the hottest electronic musical acts around.
Written by: Douglas Cobb